DEVELOPMENT OF MINIMUM PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS FOR THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

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Authors
  1. Stevenson, J.M.
  2. Andrew, G.M.
  3. Bryant, J.T.
  4. Thomson, J.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Queen's Univ, Kingston ONT (CAN) Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Abstract
The purpose of the contract was to identify and quantify the components of physical fitness involved in seven common tasks which all CF personnel might be expected to perform in time of emergency. Since not all of these tasks may require a high level of physical fitness, they were examined in the light of the available literature and preliminary testing to determine which were the most physically demanding. These were a stretcher carry (in two versions, one over land and the other in a simulated shipboard environment); firefighting in a shipboard environment; a low/high crawl; and an entrenchment dig. In testing, 132 subjects (33 women and 99 men) at CFB Trenton and CFB Halifax performed the common tasks, the EXPRES test battery (as currently applied as an annual test of physical fitness in the CF), and selected laboratory measures of fitness (arm and leg Wingate tests, the ILM lifting test etc.).
Date of publication
15 Nov 1985
Number of Pages
228
DSTKIM No
86-01657
CANDIS No
96396
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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